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Top 25 TV Apps

TCL®, America’s fastest-growing television brand and leader in providing streaming content, publishes the results of a national survey conducted by Ipsos on TV app usage, the proliferation of streaming on the big screen and the popularity of specific apps. According to the survey which uncovered and ranked the Top 25 apps used for streaming on TVs, the majority of Americans stream content on their TV—either directly through the apps on their TV or by connecting a smart device to their TV. The study revealed the diversity of apps that are streamed on the TV with each app in the Top 25 watched by, at minimum, almost 10 percent of streamers.

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Methodology

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted March 6–10, 2017 on behalf of TCL. For the survey, a sample of 4,024 U.S. adults ages 18 and over was interviewed online, in English, including 2,115 adults who say they use apps - either on their TV or via a smart device - to watch streaming content on their TV. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 1.8 percentage points for all respondents, and plus or minus 2.4 percentage points for app users.

 

Top 25 TV Apps

More than half of Americans use apps to watch streaming content on their television. Below are the Top 25 Most Popular Apps.

 

  Percentage
1. Netflix  73%
2. YouTube 51%
3. Amazon Instant Video 36%
4. Pandora 32%
5. Hulu 30%
6. HBO GO/HBO Now 27%
7. Spotify 24%
8. WatchESPN 17%
9. Disney Channel 17%
10. NBC 16%
11. ABC 15%
12. Nickelodeon 15%
13. Fox Sports Go 14%
14. iHeartRadio 14%
15. Disney Junior 13%
16. NFL 12%
17. Nick Jr.  12%
18. Crackle  11%
19. Google Play Movies & TV 11%
20. Showtime/Showtime Anytime 10%
21. Starz 10%
22. CBS News 10%
23. FXNOW 10%
24. CBS All Access 9%
25. Vevo 9%

 

52%

of Americans watch streaming content on their TV

73%

of app users stream Netflix on their TV

1 in 3

Americans stream Sports Apps on their TVs

Top TV App Platforms

See where you can access the most popular streaming apps.

 

  TCL Roku TV Samsung Smart Hub (5200 Series TV) Samsung Tizen (7000 Series TV) LG WebOS 3.5 (UJ6300) LG Smart TV (LH4830) Vizio VIA Plus TVs Vizio Cast TVs
1. Netflix *
2. YouTube *
3. Amazon Instant Video
4. Pandora *
5. Hulu
6. HBO GO / HBO Now *
7. Spotify *
8. WatchESPN *
9. Disney Channel *
10. NBC *
11. ABC *
12. Nickelodeon *
13. Fox Sports Go *
14. iHeartRadio #
15. Disney Junior *
16. NFL ^
17. Nick Junior
18. Crackle *
19. Google Play Movies & TV
20. Showtime / Showtime Anytime *
21. Starz *
22. CBS News
23. FXNOW *
24. CBS All Access *
25. Vevo *

Table legend:

(#) Requires downloading manufacturer portal app on a smart phone or tablet and casting onto the TV

(*) Requires downloading app on a smart phone or tablet and casting onto the TV

(^) App can be downloaded but does not allow live game/content viewing

The above data is for information purposes only and may contain errors or omissions. The data was obtained by examining the following models: Samsung MU7000 (Tizen), Samsung UN32J5205 (Smart Apps), LG 49UJ6300 (WebOS 3.5), LG 24LH4830 (Smart TV), Vizio P502ui-B1 (VIA Plus), Vizio P50-C1 (Cast TV). While the above information is applicable to all TCL Roku TV models, other brands including those listed above may have other models that offer diminished selection or capabilities.

 

 

51%

of app users stream Music on their TV

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TCL Roku TVs offer all 25 of the most popular TV apps

36%

of Americans stream Amazon Instant Video on their TV

Top TV Apps By Age Group

See which streaming apps are most popular among Millennials and Gen-Xers.

 

Millennials (18-35) Percentage
1. Netflix 78%
2. YouTube 58%
3. Pandora 38%
4. Hulu 37%
5. Spotify 36%
6. HBO GO/HBO NOW 34%
7. Amazon Instant Video 32%
8. Disney Channel 23%
9. Nickelodeon 23%
10. Fox Sports Go 20%
11. NBC 19%
12. ABC 18%
13. WatchESPN 18%
14. Disney Junior 16%
15. NFL 15%
Gen-X (36-54) Percentage
1. Netflix 71%
2. YouTube 52%
3. Amazon Instant Video 40%
4. Pandora 32%
5. Hulu 27%
6. HBO GO/HBO Now 26%
7. Spotify 21%
8. WatchESPN 19%
9. Disney Channel 16%
10. NBC 15%
11. ABC 15%
12. iHeartRadio 15%
13. Nickelodeon 14%
14. Disney Junior 14%
15. NFL 13%

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Millennials are more likely to stream Fox Sports Go than WatchESPN

73%

of Americans use Netflix to stream content on their TVs

3 in 10

Americans stream Hulu on their TV

Top TV Apps By Gender

See which streaming apps are most popular among Men and Women.

 

Men Percentage
1. Netflix 68%
2. YouTube 50%
3. Amazon Instant Video 35%
4. Pandora 31%
5. Hulu 30%
6. HBO GO/HBO NOW 29%
7. Spotify 28%
8. WatchESPN 25%
9. Disney Channel 22%
10. NBC 20%
11. ABC 19%
12. Nickelodeon 18%
13. Fox Sports Go 17%
14. iHeartRadio 15%
15. Disney Junior 15%
Women Percentage
1. Netflix 77%
2. YouTube 51%
3. Amazon Instant Video 38%
4. HBO GO/HBO Now 35%
5. Hulu 31%
6. Pandora 22%
7. Spotify 21%
8. iHeartRadio 16%
9. Nickelodeon 14%
10. NBC 13%
11. Disney Junior 13%
12. ABC  12%
13. NFL 10%
14. Nick Jr.  10%
15. Showtime/Showtime Anytime 10%